Mr. Venkat Raju, based in Bangalore, is an active angel investor and also serves as a mentor & advisor to his investee companies. His current investments cover a wide spectrum spanning Cloud Computing & SaaS, Big Data & Analytics, Mobility & Payments, and next-gen E-Commerce.
Mr. Raju is an accomplished entrepreneur & seasoned executive with strong business, technology and general management credentials. Most recently, he served as the India Country Head & Managing Director for ACI Worldwide Inc. He has held several roles including as –an Entrepreneur (CEO & Founder of startups backed by Kleiner Perkins, Benchmark Capital etc. in Silicon Valley), an IT Executive (Managing Director & VP positions at Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank) in Wall St, Product Executive (GM & SVP Products at VerticalNet in San Francisco), Chief Technologist (Chief Architect for British Telecom in London) and as a Management/Strategy Consultant (owner of a boutique firm focused on Cloud Computing & Saas in New York).
He is an alum of Boston University (Management & Business) and Indian Institute of Science (Electrical & Electronics Engineering).